DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Progress-1 transporter docked to a Salyut space station (right), seen at an exhibition. The Progress spacecraft were unmanned supply vehicles for the Soviet space program. They were around 2.5 metres in diameter and 7.5 metres long. The first Progress module launched on 20 January 1978 and was destroyed on re-entry on 8 February 1978. Progress modules were launched between 1978 and 1990 as part of the original Progress program. The Progress modules served the Salyut and Mir space stations. Photographed in Dusseldorf, Germany.
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